Our main aim is to educate everybody so that perimenopause and menopause are properly understood.

We want women, and other individuals experiencing menopause, to understand the changes that are happening to them and know what to do next.

We want to make sure that family, friends, co-workers, employers and health care professionals have the information and resources to provide appropriate support.

We work to

  • Eliminate needless suffering by providing evidence-based information in a way that everyone understands.
  • Ensure everyone has equal access to appropriate treatment and support. So they have the tools they need to manage the mental and physical changes of perimenopause and menopause.
  • Replace existing stigma and social taboo with the view that menopause is part of our health journey. And, handled well, it can be the beginning of a positive new chapter in our lives.

Join us so together we can create a world where the menopause is understood, and no one needlessly suffers

Our Trustees

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Dr Radhika Vohra

Dr Radhika Vohra works as an NHS and private GP in Surrey.  Her special interest is women’s health, menopause and education.  She qualified at the University of Birmingham Medical School and is a Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare registered trainer and NHS appraiser.

Hannah Barraclough

Hannah Barraclough joined as a trustee in 2023 when she took on the treasurer role for the charity. Hannah is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with over ten years' experience advising clients on financial, tax and strategic matters, and has worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds

Ruth Dwight-Chair

Ruth is a charity consultant supporting organisations with strategic development, governance and earned income. She is passionate about increasing the effectiveness of charities, and is particularly inspired by the vast contribution of volunteers in society. Ruth began her career as a youth worker, and worked mainly in early years, education and youth social action charities until becoming a consultant – since then, she has worked with a wide range of sectors including healthcare, housing, education and environmental. Ruth has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years.

Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis

Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis is the Chief People & Culture Officer at Arc, a media and events business, where she leads the global people and culture strategy to maximise the performance and potential of individuals, teams, and the business. She joined Arc from The Economist Group, where she was Chief Talent Officer.

Jane Oglesby

Jane trained as GP before leaving the NHS to work in the voluntary sector, and she now chairs the Shared Health Foundation Community Interest Company and is on the board of Focused Care CIC. She began voluntary work as a trustee of the Oglesby Charitable Trust in the North West.

Weiting Xu

Weiting is a data leader with over a decade of experience building analytics teams and creating data-driven culture in start-ups and scale-ups, such as Zoopla, Shazam, Bumble and Cazoo. Before moving into tech, she completed a Masters in Gender and Development Studies and worked in India in the non-profit sector. Weiting is passionate about gender equality and inclusion, and she is excited to use data to drive accountability and measure outcomes to create positive change.

Rachel Fairley

Rachel Fairley is an international marketing leader and brand strategist whose focus is improving organisations' impact to drive growth. She has contributed to over 30 business transformations across more than 100 countries and many industries. Her belief in fairness guides her thinking and she is committed to sharing her expertise and enthusiasm to improve equality for all.

Clinical Advisory

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Dr Radhika Vohra

Dr Radhika Vohra works as an NHS and private GP in Surrey.  Her special interest is women’s health, menopause and education.  She qualified at the University of Birmingham Medical School and is a Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare registered trainer and NHS appraiser.

Bushra Effendi

Bushra Effendi is a prescribing pharmacist who specialises in menopause, working in both the NHS and private sector since her 2015 qualification. She has worked across pharmacy sectors including community, hospital, and primary care, providing advice and support to women going through the menopause transition.

Sim Sesane

Sim Sesane is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced Nurse Practitioner, with over 10 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health. Currently employed as a Contraception and Sexual Health Nurse Consultant, Sim is also a Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) and Bayer trainer.

Richard Hull

Richard Hull is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Galway, having previously worked and studied in Oxford (B.Phil) and Keele (PhD). He is the author of Deprivation and Freedom (Routledge, 2007) and has published on topics including disability, genetic technologies, parental responsibility, assisted dying and non-invasive prenatal testing.

Dr Rachel Hines

Dr Rachel Hines is a GP and Menopause Specialist on the British MEnopause Society Specialist Register. She works as a menopause specialist and GP in London, and is the Clinical Director of menopause services for Vira Health. She is also an NHS GP appraiser. She qualified at the University of Leeds, and has always focused on women's health and contraception in her work as a GP.

Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis works for the NHS as a GP in Plymouth. She is also a Health Inequality Fellow, working in an area of high social deprivation. She trained at the University of Southampton and spent some years working in South Africa before returning to complete her GP training in Devon. Her specialist interests include improving menopause care and education to those in socially deprived areas, and more specifically to black and minority ethnic groups. Sarah is especially passionate about transforming menopause from a private experience to shared conversation, using the 'menopause experience' as a bridge to connect and bring together women from different racial and social backgrounds.

Dr Alison Macbeth

Dr Alison Macbeth has been a GP with a special interest in Women’s Health and Genito-Urinary Medicine since 1999, and now devotes the majority of her time to specialising in Breast, Menopause, and Women’s Health. She also works as a breast surgical speciality doctor in the NHS and runs a secondary care menopause clinic for breast cancer patients struggling with menopause. Alison is passionate about meeting the often overlooked needs of women in all stages of treatment and recovery from breast cancer, and also those with a high-risk family history of breast cancer. She holds an Advanced Menopause Certificate in Menopause Care from the British Menopause Society (BMS) and is an Accredited British Menopause Society Menopause Specialist. Additionally, Alison is a member of the British Menopause Society, International Menopause Society, North American Menopause Society, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum.

The charity’s founder, menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson

The Ambassadors

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Davina McCall

Davina McCall is a hugely popular television presenter on programmes from The Masked Singer to Long Lost Family and Big Brother, as well as a fitness guru. She made the Channel 4 documentary Sex, Myths and the Menopause and is on a mission to open up the conversation.

Michelle Griffith Robinson OLY

Michelle is a former Team GB Olympian, personal trainer and life coach, and has spoken out about her own experience of the perimenopause, as well as the health inequalities that affect Black, Asian and low-income communities in menopause.

Liz Earle MBE

Liz is a trusted and respected authority on wellbeing, in broadcast, print and on social media. She is the author of over thirty books on nutrition, diet, beauty and healthcare, including The Good Menopause Guide and The Good Gut Guide.

Lorraine Kelly CBE

Lorraine Kelly is a Scottish television presenter, actress and journalist. She has presented various television shows for ITV including, Good Morning Britain, GMTV, This Morning, and the STV Children’s Appeal. She has made menopause and HRT awareness an ongoing conversation on her eponymous programme Lorraine.

Television presenter Davina McCall is a campaigning ambassador for The Menopause Charity

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